Woodworking Stories, Woodworker Profiles and Products

Boom! The dangers of wood dust

Written by Christopher Hoffman Monday, 16 September 2013 00:00

dust2Sam Tom was returning from a coffee break in January 2012 at the Babine Forest Products sawmill in Burns Lake, B.C. when he saw a flash.

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On the home stretch

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 August 2013 00:00

homestretch1Established in 1987, Carter’s Cabinetry is a custom shop operating out of 13,000-sq.-ft. in Ormond Beach, Fla., that serves the residential and commercial markets throughout the Sunshine State. It’s staffed by 14 employees, a friendly group that includes a professional design staff, production and assembly team, and sales and office personnel.

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Sharing in the success

Written by Lori Ferguson Monday, 19 August 2013 00:00

success1The phone is ringing as I walk through the door of the Fort Point Cabinetmakers studio on a recent weekday morning. Co-op member Alex Krutsky is closest to the portable handset, so he fields the call. At the other end of the line: a homeowner in search of a fine furniture maker who can create built-ins for a recently renovated kitchen. Krutsky gathers a few additional details from the caller, along with his contact information, then hangs up and walks over to discuss the inquiry with fellow co-op member Richard Oedel. Both specialize in creating one-of-a-kind pieces and quickly agree that the job is not a good fit for either of them. They discuss which group members might be interested in the commission, decide where to send the lead and then get back to work.

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A monument to carving excellence

Written by John English Monday, 19 August 2013 00:00

carving1It’s not native, but there’s a whole lot of basswood in Custer, S.D. Tilia americana is a favorite of carvers because of its low density and lack of defined grain. Dale Schaffer knows a thing or two about it — and about carvers, too. His business, the National Museum of Woodcarving, owes its existence to two carvers. The first was a retired chiropractor from Denver and the second was his dad. The chiropractor, Dr. Harley Niblack (1894-1966), created most of the original work in the museum and Dale’s dad then saved that collection intact and built the facility to house it.

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Charleston charm

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 July 2013 00:00

charleston1Hostetler Custom Cabinetry is a small business in Charleston, S.C., that has been serving the needs of homeowners for more than 30 years.

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